At Helping Hands Muscular Therapy, we offer a variety of therapeutic massage techniques and specialize inOrthopedic Injury Work andMassage for People with Cancer or in Remission from Cancer.

HHMT also offers:

  • Injury Evaluation and Assessment 
  • Orthopedic Injury Work/Cross Friction Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Technique and Trigger Point Release
  • Muscular Therapy/Therapeutic Relaxation Massage
  • Myofascial
  • Sports
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reiki
  • Onsite Corporate Chair Massage
  • Self-Care Education and Tools
  • Home Visits (Reserved for individuals who are physically unable to make it to the office due to injury, cancer advancement, or other immobility. ) 
  • Onsite Oncology Massage During Chemo Treatments

Definitions of each modality are listed below.

  • Orthopedic Injury Work/Cross Friction Therapy:Orthopedic Injury Work uses a combination of assessment, Cross Friction Therapy and exercise that allows the body to break down and properly reform adhesive scar tissue that forms in tendons, ligaments and joints after an injury.  For more information on Cross Friction Therapy go here.
  • Injury Evaluation and AssessmentThis is a half hour session. Time is spent taking a thorough history about the injury and assessment tests are conducted allowing the therapist to determine specific areas, tendons or ligaments needing treatment. Onsite Injury Assessment and Treatment Sessions are also available for sport teams. Call to make arrangements for your team today!
  • Massage for people with Cancer or in RemissionSpecial attention and care to the type of cancer, type of treatment received, surgical procedures and associated side effects such as pain, nausea and fatigue are taken into consideration when treating clients with a history of cancer.  A typical session for the cancer patient includes taking a detailed history of their condition, treatments, surgeries, side effects, contraindications, and current state of the cancer, to determine the best course of therapy.  Typically this form of therapy is light to medium in pressure, slow moving techniques, with no jostling or rocking, to help alleviate symptoms such as pain, fatigue and nausea and to prevent inflammation, edema and lymphodema that may be exacerbated by typical deep massage techniques. Onsite Oncology Massage During Chemo Treatments is also available. Speak to your nurse or their supervisor to request this service and allow it to be available to all patients! Give them ourcontact info and have them call us to make arrangements.  
  • Muscular Therapy/Therapeutic Relaxation Massage:Muscular Therapy is a unique combination of treatment, exercise, and client education designed to reduce or eliminate chronic muscle tension and promote health. The treatment incorporates a series of specialized massage techniques relating to each muscle group, applied with varying rhythms, speeds, and pressures.
  • Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Technique and Trigger Point Release:Assists with the release of trigger points (extremely tight, sensitive, and localized areas of muscle tissue that refers pain sensations to other parts of the body that can restrict range of motion; they occur most frequently in the upper back and neck) by applying pressure to these points leading to immediate release of tension and improved muscular functioning and postural balance.
  • Myofascial Release:Myofascial release involves sustained pressure and manual contact to evaluate and treat soft-tissue restriction and to eliminate pain and restore motion, balance, and posture.
  • Sports Massage:Sports massage uses a combination of techniques such as jostling, rocking and rolling, compressions, and a series of stretching to increase your range of motion, increase flexibility, increase recovery of sore muscles and prevent injuries.
  • Pregnancy Massage:Great for the mom-to-be or new mom.  Reduces stress and tension of the neck, shoulders, low back and hip areas.
  • Reiki:Reiki is a form of energy healing that can be done on anyone regardless of their health history, illness or age. Reiki sessions are quiet, relaxing and reduces stress.
  • Onsite Corporate Chair MassageOnsite Chair Massage is a great way to say thanks to your employees for all the hard work they do for you!  Research has found that massage helps relieve stress and tension from every day work and even a 10 minute chair massage session helps to energize people and increase their productivity!  Call or email to set up a weekly or bi-weekly session for your employees/department today!
  • Self-Care Education and ToolsNeed some tips on how to reduce low back pain or how to reduce tension in your muscles between sessions?  Ask your therapist!  We have a number of self-care tools and techniques that can help reduces stress and tension.
    • Pinky Ball in Sleeve: Great for upper, mid, and lower back tension!
    • Golf Ball in Sleeve:  Great for more specific work- great for those tired feet!
    • Warm/Cold Pack: This warm/cold pack is great to relieve muscle tension-just put it in the freezer or in the microwave!
    • Cork: Great to relieve jaw tension. 
    • Neck Pillow: Give extra support under your neck whether you lie on your back or side.  Great as extra support under a pregnant belly too!  
    All products are available at the office.
  • Home VisitsHome Visits are reserved for individuals who are physically unable to make it to the office due to injury, cancer advancement or other immobility. Ample space (approximately 8’x6′ area) is required.  Space should also be quiet, free of pets and children when possible.